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ur·gin·e·a

(ŭr-jin'ē-ă),
The bulbs of Urginea indica (Indian squill) and Urginea maritima (white or Mediterranean squill); the source of squill.
[L. urgeo, to press, referring to the shape of the seeds]

Urginea

African-Mediterranean plant genus in the family Liliaceae; contains bufadienolide cardiac glycosides; causes abdominal pain, cardiac irregularity, diarrhea, dyspnea, sudden death; includes U. altissima, U. capitata, U. lydenburgensis, U. macrocentra, U. maritima (Scilla maritima, red squill), U. physodes, U. pusilla, U. rubella (snakehead), U. sanguinea (U. burkei). Called also slangkop, jeukbol, sea onion, red squill.
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Rydach chi'ch dau yn gywir - mae Urginea maritima a Scilla maritima yn enwau gwyddonol sy'n cael eu defnyddio ac yn cael ei alw'n 'sea squill' a 'sea onion' yn Saesneg.
2010--Anatomical and Phytochemical Studies of the Leaves and Roots of Urginea grandiflora and Pancratium tortuo sum--Ethnobot.
longirostris 1, Tolpis barbata 1, Vulpia bromoides 1, Arrhenatherum album 1, Asterolinon linum-stellatum 1, Hypochoeris glabra 1, Thapsia villosa +, Urginea maritima +, Ornithogalum broteroi +, Serapias perez-chiscanoi +, Fritillaria lusitanica +, Conopodium marianum +.